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Poll: How Do You Rate This Café? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Café?

  1. Excellent (7 votes [53.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.85%

  2. Good (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. Average (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  4. Poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 James

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:09 AM

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#2 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:44 AM

Good coffee for a good price for one.

Their all day breakfast is very good.

Only thing is if the sofa is in use by the door you have to have one of the rather functional tables further down where the interior is less forgiving... a small gripe though as this is place is a treasure. Friendly with good service.
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:52 AM

Their all day breakfast is very good.


Had it on Sunday and there was soooo much food! Really tasty though. Very strange to have garlic mushrooms with chargrilled bacon :blink:
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:15 PM

Their portion sizes are on the huge side! I do agree about the decor being a bit cold by the inner tables, but it's a friendly place which is good value and has great coffee.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 02:02 PM

dis cafe has lovely coffees and cakes. wen u go back ask for the custard cake, its just delicious.

dis cafe is run by my uncle and his family.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:13 PM

Went to go to Domali today but was packed so tried this place instead.

It may not be as trendy as Domali but the food is far superior and the prices favourable, (£20 for a family of 4). I recommend the grilled squid.

Its a shame that there was hardly anyone in there, it could do with a bit more atmosphere, but for a good lunchtime feed it is certainly worth a go.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:46 AM

The food is excellent and great value.

Dropped in on Saturday and quality coffee at a great price.
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:29 PM

This cafe should be treasured.
Far better than Domali, the food and service is superior and prices are lower.

Not at all pretentious and much more friendly.

This place should have been nominated for the LBC award.
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:38 PM

Agree - food, coffee and service are fantastic. The interior is really dark and dour though. I think one of the reasons it's often quite empty is down to this. Domali and La Bruschetta are always packed because they look so welcoming from the outside whereas A Torre looks like it's not even open! Shame, as for me A Torre beats the other cafes in the area hands down for service, quality and value for money.
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:57 PM

The interior is really dark and dour though.


Agree - if the place could only get a refit, it could take-off big time B)

The breakfasts are so big I've never finished one!
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 04:07 PM

The breakfasts really rock don't they? Yum.
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 05:02 PM

I'm quite fond of the garlic mushrooms they do with the brekkie... certainly lifts the flavour!
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 09:10 PM

This cafe should be treasured.
Far better than Domali, the food and service is superior and prices are lower.

Not at all pretentious and much more friendly.

This place should have been nominated for the LBC award.


Can't fault this at all, Uncle Wilf. I agree it's drab at the back, but I'm willing to tolerate that in exchange for great food and a good, friendly attitude. The coffee is excellent.

I actually really like the way they just have an MOR-dominated radio station on quietly in the background - hugely preferable to Domali's attempts at creating a "vibe".

In this case it really is the more the merrier - it really cheers the place up when there's a few people in there, so try it out if you haven't already. The crowds in Domali just puzzle me.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:19 PM

I work above A torre cafe, top guy Arto or Artoo Dee Too, as my boy calls him.

I have talked to him about the decor and stuff before and I think he is just holding back to see how the new supermarket turns out. But he should loose the old Tales of the Sea tables and get some cheap sofas in. It would change the whole atmos.


Good food though and friendy. My family eat in there all the time...that's why I can't get into my old jeans probably.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:27 AM

after checking out sainsburys on thursday and enjoying the fine atmosphere the good people of the triangle created in there i passed a torres cafe... too early to eat lunch but i wandered in anyway and took espresso and chatted to i think the boss...eventually i left with a bag of take away goodies which the rest of the house are still raving about now... no details of what they were except sardines and seafood but *** this place turns out good kit...and with sainsburys an excuse and timing permitting i think a return is inevitable